Revised format of Newmarket Preview

May 1st, 2015 | Marten's Current Racing Diary

I am leaving for Newmarket on Saturday morning to see the first two Classics of the season. I have just finished writing my Online Preview – well over 3,000 words – featuring an in-depth analysis of the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas and also highlighting the chances of a few horses in the support races.

I have revised the format of the Preview this season. Rather than analyse every race at the meeting, I have written about horses that interest me – either for their particular race or for the future. I feel this is much better than trying to work through races in which I have no strong view.

Following the success of the last two years, my previews of the two Guineas in this year’s Dark Horses have proved well wide of the mark. There is still time to redress the balance, but I have never known a spring when so many leading prospects have – for one reason or another – fallen by the wayside.
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